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Bonding as an Emergent Phenomenon in an Abstract Artificial Chemistry

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In this article we describe an implementation of a very simple toy artificial chemistry originally proposed as a “Gedanken” model by Groß and McMullin. They predicted that this model would have a number of interesting properties including emergent bonding, and top-down constraints on bondstability. We found that not all of the original claims could actually be verified.